District 20 3-K/Pre-K Centers
David C. Banks, Schools Chancellor
Dr. David Pretto, District 20 Superintendent
Danielle Bennett, Principal
Lauren Napolitano, Principal
Dual Language Classes
Our Dual-Language classes are held at five of our Pre-K centers.
Spanish- Z013, Z075, Z074, Z112
Mandarin- Z073, Z075, Z099, Z112
Dual-language classes are a two-way immersion of English and a partner language, Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic. This instruction is an option for both native English speaking students and English Language Learners.
Pre-K students will benefit from a full day of class instruction in English followed by a full day of instruction in the partner language. This program provides the same academic content and addresses the same standards as English language classes.
Parents may expect their child to reach bilingual, biliteracy and bicultural goals.
Bilingual– A defined goal in reaching oral proficiency in both languages.
Biliteracy– Students will receive instruction on reading and writing in both English and the partner language.
Bicultural– An opportunity to gain a well rounded global awareness and an appreciation for the culture and heritage of the partner language.
Dual-language will continue to be available in school year 2022-2023